Monday, September 17, 2012

Carneros Finish

Well I finally got around to finishing and photographing the Los Carneros painting. In the first image you will see the point at which I stopped on location. At this point there was enough there to just have to dial in smaller bits to finish it up. I looked at the grasses area as the base for what I would do to it once I was back in the studio. The image is slighty different because I snapped this pic as it was on the easel out there.
In the final version you can see the slight alterations to the trees and then the additional grass work. Not bad for a little over an hours work stannding in the shade of a tree that was probably over a hundred years old....now how many artists do you think stood right where I was painting the same scene in that shade before I was even born???

3 comments:

Christine Brallier said...

Ahhh, the life of an artist. That is one thing I really miss about switching medium, being out in nature. Did the ducks and geese chase you for food? hehe Beautiful result, Ron. Love the detailed grasses.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Christine,
Thanks for the comments on the painting...I think the finish works well. I've seen some works by local artists down there that were the same view and they were awesome so I need to go down there more to really get on the mark with the view.

I was far away enough from the lake to keep the local wildlife off me while painting, haha. I painted near the lake a few years ago and it was really neat having the ducks quacking near you. You're lucky getting to go here anytime you want since you are so close Christine. I nice chink of wilderness in the suburbs. OK....when we paint here you can bring your sketchbook instead of the tile!

Mick Carney said...

The grass master strikes again. Fabulous foreground in front of a lovely view.